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Paul Tillich – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Paul Tillich

 

Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.

– Paul Tillich


Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

– Paul Tillich


Man’s ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.

– Paul Tillich


Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

– Paul Tillich


Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

– Paul Tillich


The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.

– Paul Tillich


The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

– Paul Tillich


He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

– Paul Tillich


Doubt is not the opposite of faith it is one element of faith.

– Paul Tillich


Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith.

– Paul Tillich


Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.

– Paul Tillich


Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.

– Paul Tillich


I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.

– Paul Tillich


The first duty of love is to listen.

– Paul Tillich


Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life.

– Paul Tillich


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